Udupi: The generous donation of a dialysis machine has enabled Lombard Memorial (Mission) Hospital to expand its Dialysis unit and reach out to more people. The new Dialysis machine donated by Smt and Sri Abdul Gani Kazi Mallar, Chairman and CEO of Mallar Group of Companies and facilitated by Jamiyyatul Falah, Kaup was handed over to Mission Hospital, Udupi on Wednesday 20th October 2021 by Sri Shahejahan Kazi. Dr Sushil Jathanna, Director of Lombard Memorial (Mission) Hospital received it on behalf of Mission Hospital, Udupi.
Rt Rev Mohan Manoraj, Bishop, Karnataka Southern Diocese, and Maulana Mohammed Parvez Ahmed Nadvi, Jamia Masjid Jadeed Kelan, Mallar, Kaup blessed the newly donated dialysis machine. Sri Shabih Ahmed Kazi, President, Jamiyyatul Falah, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada Districts, members of Jamiyyatul Falah and staff of Mission Hospital were present on the occasion.
Dr Sushil Jathanna in a press release said that India is seeing an explosion of end-stage renal failure needing dialysis mainly due to the growing problem of Diabetes and Hypertension. “It is important for all of us to join together to ensure this life-saving treatment is available at affordable costs and is accessible to all. No patient should die or be denied treatment because of a lack of access to dialysis,” he said, adding that Mission Hospital will prioritise the provision of dialysis at affordable costs and further expand the provision of dialysis to make it accessible to as many patients as possible. Dr Sushil Jathanna, further said that Mission Hospital will launch a series of medical camps to screen for diabetes and hypertension so that we can diagnose and treat them early in order to prevent complications later.
End stage renal failure is the final, permanent stage of kidney disease where the kidney function has declined to the point that the kidneys can no longer function on their own and need dialysis or a kidney transplant. But many people live long and fruitful lives on dialysis or after a kidney transplant.